Amminikutty Amma picks out the last peppercorn from her spice box to make some tasty onion chutney. But little Kurumolagu has no intention of being ground and eaten just yet. With a desperate Amminikutty Amma hot on his heels, he hops, jumps, skids, brakes, revs and races his way away. Thisbeautifully told and very charming story` was chosen for an award in the 2003-2004 Commonwealth Short Story Competition from among 3700 entries. The lively animation-style pictures keep the book pounding with energy.